Houseplants forum: Tillandsia in a pot

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Faridat
Dec 1, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Hello all! I got my first Tillandsia cyanea, but I'm confused as of what should I do. Does it stay in the pot, should I repot it, can it live like other Tillandsias outside a pot, mounted on a bark or something?
I placed it in a spot with bright indirect light and is still in its nursery little plastic pot. Thank you!


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WillC
Dec 1, 2017 11:02 AM CST
Your Tillandsia can thrive in a variety of ways as long as whatever surrounds the roots is airy and dries out quickly after it is watered. Yours was grown in a potting mix and is obviously doing well, so I would leave it in its pot. Just be sure the mix gets quite dry between light waterings. It will need a lot of very bright indirect light and maybe a couple of hours of direct sun each day if you keep it indoors.
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Faridat
Dec 1, 2017 1:33 PM CST
Much appreciated @WillC, thank you! Smiling I will leave it as is and follow the rest of what you suggested!
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